TOURISM TO RHODESIA: Breaking Sanctions

CIC Brief
by Paul Irish, Janet Hooper, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
New York, New York, United States
October 1974
Publisher: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
Pamphlet written by Paul Irish of the ICCR staff and based on a paper by Janet Hooper, an editor of Southern Africa magazine. On August 20, 1974, columnist Jack Anderson revealed that hundreds of travel agencies in the U.S. have for years been violating federal regulations on sanctions by arranging tourism to Rhodesia. The pamphlet says Anderson's revelations were based on thousands of pages of documentation obtained by the Rev. Donald Morton of the United Church of Christ Center for Social Action. The mandatory economic sanctions against the Ian Smith minority regime were imposed in December 1966 by the United Nations Security Council. The pamphlet discusses renewed attacks on the Rhodesian regime in December 1972 by African liberation movements and the impact of the Portuguese coup in April 1974 and the recent agreement providing a transition of government by June 1975 to the Mozambique liberation movement, Frelimo. The pamphlet includes a photograph of one of the three Boeing 720s sold to the Rhodesian regime in 1973. Contents: Background • Sanctions • Tourism • Rhodesian Presence in the United States • Actions by the United Church of Christ • ITEM I U.S. Laws and Rhodesian Sanctions • ITEM II Action Suggestions • Footnotes
Used by permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root